May 31 Friday.

Miguel came & planned out gauze fly-screens. Mended jammed umbrella1.
10 pp of C.F.V.
To sea in afternoon: V.V [Viña Vieja]'s down at sea, including the baby.
Collected stones, brought up sea-urchin.
Letters from Jonathan2 with contract, A.G. [Amy Graves], Sanders with a/c (two years due £20.9.9) and Strabo, Pausanias, Apuleius, Pliny's Natural History from Heffer.
Gelat pleased with his Rolls Razor – promised various things – gravel, Posada masoning, boat house roof etc – not for the first time.

Editorial Notes

1for sun. KG
2Jonathan Cape, publisher. eds

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Posada, La

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House on the Puig next to Deyá church. Originally part of the Es Molí property. It had been rented by the church for Sunday school. RG and LR bought it in February, 1935, to use as a guest house for their visitors. WG, eds.
  • Viña Vieja

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Name of group of houses behind the Fábrica, of which Can Gelat was one. When the Glovers were staying in the house they were called the "Viñas". WG

People Mentioned

  • Gelat

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)
  • Miguel

    One of four village carpenters. Others were Miguel Junior, Francisco and Antonio de Ca's Pintat. WG
  • Heffer

    Antiquuarian bookseller and engravings seller in Cambridge C.P. & WG
  • Sanders

    Second hand book seller in Oxford. WG
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Jonathan Cape Ltd.

    Jonathan Cape
    London publisher of Lawrence and the Arabs, Good-Bye to All That, No Decency Left, etc. eds.


    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert